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greatcoat

[greyt-koht]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. a heavy overcoat.
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Origin of greatcoat

First recorded in 1655–65; great + coat
Related formsgreat·coat·ed, adjective
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greatcoat

noun
  1. a heavy overcoat, now worn esp by men in the armed forces
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Derived Formsgreatcoated, adjective
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Word Origin and History for greatcoat

n.

"large, heavy overcoat," 1660s, from great + coat (n.).

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